The Obama administration's gun-control proposals have stirred strong feelings on both sides. What issue is near and dear to your heart, be it local, state, national or international?
Taylor Menezes, Junior, Central Catholic High School
I could go on for days about political and economic issues that I'm concerned about. However, I'll save paper and simply say that if Obama is for it, I'm most likely against it.
Shelby Sutter, Sophomore, Enochs High School
Instead of blaming teachers for student failure ... turn to the parents.
Ashley Caron, Sophomore, Oakdale High School
An issue near and dear to my heart is rising hay prices. This may seem trivial, but it is not to me; the reason being that I have a 24-year-old horse that has been loyal to me for six years. He is my best friend, the animal I would do anything for. As the price of hay rises, I hear more stories of horses that are given up or even put to sleep. This is affecting other horse enthusiasts and it pains me that horses are losing their lives over money. I believe that if a horse is healthy, it deserves the chance to prosper.
Mark Borges, Freshman, Hughson High School
Considering I want to pursue a career in biology, I believe our global concerns are most important to me. I want to breathe fresh air and not have to see certain animals only in zoos because the rest have died out. These problems need to be addressed now so that we can make a better future for generations to come.
This question is answered by membersof Teens in the Newsroom, a journalism program for local high school students.